Author Archives: nathanalbright

About nathanalbright

I'm a person with diverse interests who loves to read. If you want to know something about me, just ask.

Off The Beaten Trail

As a sixth grader I spent a significant amount of time playing the computer game Oregon Trail at school [1].  In that game, one plays as a family of ordinary pioneers who are making decisions about what paths to take … Continue reading

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Medieval Management By Wandering Around

Largely because there is a widespread chronological prejudice and a lack of historical awareness on the part of many management theorists, Management By Walking Around is thought as a contemporary phenomenon.  Yet management by walking around is an exceedingly old … Continue reading

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Book Review: When There Are No Easy Answers

When There Are No Easy Answers: Thinking Differently About God, Suffering, And Evil, by John S. Feinberg [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Kregel Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.] As someone who for personal … Continue reading

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In Need Of Better Marketing

Earlier this week, I finally got permission to take a paid day off on Friday, and I traveled with a couple of my frequent travel companions [1] over the past day and the evening before that along an epic journey … Continue reading

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Where Prayer Was Customarily Made

[Note:  This is the prepared text of a sermonette that was given at the UCG congregation in La Centre, Oregon on July 23, 2016.] Imagine a Sabbath not unlike this one in a city near the contemporary border of Greece … Continue reading

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Book Review: Thirty Years That Changed The World

Thirty Years That Changed The World:  The Book Of Acts For Today, by Michael Green Let me state at the outset that this is not a perfect book.  When one is reading a book, particularly when the author believes that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scotch-Irish: A Social History

The Scotch-Irish:  A Social History, by James G. Leyburn As someone who has a great deal of Scot-Irish in my background, which is evident in my light skin with freckles, I picked this book up as a way of reading … Continue reading

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A Trip From Biggs Junction To La Grande Via The Hell’s Canyon Scenic Bypass

Given that yesterday evening I drove from the Portland area to Biggs [1], and that I have traveled a good deal more than usual this month with my mother in town [2], I figured I should continue the theme of … Continue reading

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Night Drive Across The Cascades

Although for the most part I am a fairly plain person, perhaps even almost boring in the regularity of my patterns, at times I do things that are unexpected and am willing to engage in travels without a great deal … Continue reading

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The Sad Fate Of Ignace Pleyel

The odds are that you have never heard of Ignace Pleyel, like anyone else whose sad fate I would reflect on [1]. I would not have heard of him either, had it not been for listening to a cd of … Continue reading

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